National Simultaneous Storytime Wed 22 May 11am
Connect with everyone around the country when we read the same children’s story at the
same time for National Simultaneous Storytime on Wednesday 22 May at 11am during Library and Information Week. We will be reading Nick Bland’s delightful story The Wrong Book.
It’s about a little boy called Nicholas Ickle trying to tell a story, but he keeps
getting interrupted by characters from other stories – a pirate, a queen, even
some monsters! To get a chance to tell his story, he has to convince the others
that they are in the wrong book…….
National Simultaneous Storytime is an important annual campaign that aims to encourage
more young Australians to read and enjoy books. Now in its 13th successful year,
it is fun event that aims to promote the value of reading and literacy using an Australian children’s book that explores age appropriate themes and addresses key learning areas of the National Curriculum for Grades 1 to 6. Enjoy!
Happy Birthday Banjo Paterson: Writing Awards
It’s Banjo’s birthday (Sunday 17th February) and to celebrate we are announcing the call for entries in the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards. Poet, solicitor, journalist, war correspondent and ballad writer Andrew Barton “Banjo” Paterson (1864 – 1941) was born near Orange and each year the Central West Writers’ Centre, in conjunction with Central West Libraries, The Central Western Daily and ABC Central West Radio announce the call for entries in the Banjo Paterson Writing Awards.
There are four categories:
Bush Poetry and
ABC Central West Radio Children’s Writing Awards for writing by children aged 16 years and under
Farewell Ned Kelly: Villain or Hero
Bushranger Ned Kelly is being buried today in Greta, Victoria at the same cemetery where his beloved mother Ellen lies. A private funeral is being held after his body was officially identified in a mass prison grave. Kelly was hanged for murder following a dramatic showdown with police in 1880 at Glenrowan VIC where he wore home-made metal armour. Read more…
24 Hour Read Thank YouWhat a whirlwind 24 Hours! We were busy taking photos and uploading throughout the night thanks to our keen facebookers!!! We love all your photos and comments. It was fabulous to see such a wide variety of people reading in all different places. And how good are the “reading” x-ray images? The children, the pets, those naughty bears? The early birds, schoolchildren, the gym goers and people at home, local clubs, and in their workplace and those reading to others! We really appreciate everyone’s efforts to show the Central West is a reading community, reading is fun and just ten minutes reading a day can really make a difference to a child and help develop skills for life. Photos are going to be coming in for a little while yet and you can view them at www.facebook.com/CWLibraries. Keep reading everyone!
Peppa Pig Popular at Forbes Library
Peppa Pig hosted Storytime and enjoyed meeting children at Forbes Library recently. There were Peppa Pig flags, lots of jumping in “pretend” muddy puddles, a game of “Peppa Says” and great stories – all to celebrate the National Year of Reading. Thank you to everyone who came along.